International Law Volume 1

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJohn Westlake

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...nan muted dominium. A piratical robbery does not divest the title of the person robbed, and on recapture the person robbed will be recognised as still the owner. Are Unrecognised Insurgents Pirates? Piracy, which once played so great a part in all seas, and especially in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, is now little heard of except in the Far East. But in other parts of the world the frequency of insurrections supported by naval forces, for the proceedings of which it was necessary to find some place in international law, bus given a new prominence to the name. Those proceedings, so far as they are political and directed against the governments combated by the insurgents, are not of the nature of robbery and therefore do not fall under the ancient definition of piracy, though if an insurgent ship uses violence against third parties, her behaviour in doing so is not the less piratical because other parts of her activity are political. At the same time, so long as the insurgents whom she abets have not been recognised by the state called on to deal with her case as having belligerent rights, all parts of her activity have this in common with piracy, that they are without sanction from any authority recognised as competent to give it; and by fixing the mind on this circumstance, which in the case of piracy properly so called is the necessary consequence and adjunct of systematic robbery, as though it were the essence of the crime independent of an animus furandi, it became possible to bring even the political operations of insurgents under the head of piracy. During the insurrection of the Spanish American colonies one Thomas Smith, who from his name may be supposed to have been a United States citizen, with others, in a ship which they had...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...nan muted dominium. A piratical robbery does not divest the title of the person robbed, and on recapture the pe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217491898

ISBN - 13:9780217491891

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